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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Bursting with floral and orange flavors, El Torero is a bullfighter among Northwest IPAs. This beer won’t step out of your way. It wants you to enjoy it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2010
A good IPA, a good organic one to boot. Kind of middle of the road, where its hoppy enough without any major flaws, but also not exactly something to rush out for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2010
22oz bottle. Hazy brown/copper with a minimal beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, grassy and earthy hops and a bit of sweet and dark malts. Flavor is grassy and earthy hops with grapefruit rind and a bit of sweet caramel on the back end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crackedmachine (472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Pours cloudy orange-copper with minimal head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Flavor is quite bitter with a lot of pine and a bit of sweetness in the background. A resinous, medium-heavy IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2010
Bottle. Poured orange dark red with thin white head. Moderate lacing. Mild hop aroma with a hint of berry. Medium body, lots of bitterness with a tiny fruity note. Medium finish, more hop. Something seemed to not quite gel, but still a very drinkable effort

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1900) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2010
22 oz bomber..no mention or ’orgainic" on the label. In appearance this is already an odd IPA, darker amber with a small bubbly,frothy tan head. Strong citrus like hop aromas, but also stong breadyness from the malts. very balanced flavours the citric hopping and very strong semi-sweet malts shining though.. God enough o the palate..nice lingering finish. Overall a strange one. Almost an American Strong Ale rather than an IPA in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11099) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Amber pour with a lacey white head. Big floral aroma. Medium body. Bitter, but floral. Soft lush finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: El Toro IPA
Date: September 19, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Portland Indie
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, frothy beige head
Aroma: light sweet malt and citrus aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice balancing citrus, touch of caramel, light earthyness, bitterness starts of light and leads to a long bitter finish

Name: El Toro IPA
Date: September 21, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
no different from the fest version, just comes off too mild with the bitterness being dominant

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1208) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2009
On tap at Alameda Brewhouse. Colour... cloudy amber with a thick head. Nose... citrusy hops with a pinch o’ pine. Palate... moderate C02, piney and citrusy but not overtly so, slightly sweet and bitter ’round the edges and on the soft palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bsjay (54) - Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2009
I was not as impressed by this IPA as I expected. Granted it came third in a series of hop bombs, but I found it too bitter and without as much aroma and pineyness as I’d heard, at least not enough to compete with the malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Tap @ OBF... Poured amber/orange with a white head. Floral hops and light fruits on the nose. Dry, well carbonated with a balance of hops and malt grains. Kind of fell short with the bitterness.

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